Young Money’s Drake is the latest hip-hop artist to share his thoughts on two-time NBA champion LeBron James turning his back on the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. #welcomehome
According to Drizzy, he tried to get the inside scoop on Bron’s decision before it became official last week.
“I think for the last week and a half I’ve probably been bothering LeBron as much as the press has trying to figure out what his decision was going to be. I think we were all extremely intrigued by what stage of his life he’s in. And I don’t think there’s a better way to deal with it than what he just did. I think if we were to give out an award at the ESPYS for incredible essay writing, I would definitely love to present that to him because I think that what he just did was patriotic in its own way, was courageous, and I think it’s going to obviously be one of the most historic things of our generation.” (Stereo Gum)
The Toronto native also promised he would reach out to King James to personally congratulate him.
“And I’m just honored to know him and glad that I got to — no pun intended — witness this moment. I think it’s an incredible thing. I actually woke up kind of late today, so I’m just catching on. It’s a great feeling for me. I can’t wait to get off this call and call him myself and tell him how proud I am of him because he’s been a friend of mine for a long time.” (Stereo Gum)
Last week, Miami native Rick Ross put his personal issues to the side and thanked Bron for his contributions to the Heat over the past four seasons.
“Gotta Respect @KingJames family/business decision after 4 Eastern Conference Championships • 2 NBA Championships and coming to my @wingstop,” Ross tweeted July 11. (Rick Ross’ Twitter)
Earlier the same day, James issued an open statement to discuss his reason for leaving Cleveland in summer 2010.
“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.” (Sports Illustrated)